Antitrust Antitrust

Japan online review platform ordered to pay 38 million yen in landmark antitrust lawsuit

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 16 Jun 2022 10:26
  • 16 Jun 2022 10:26
The Tokyo District Court today ordered the operator of Japan’s largest online restaurant review platform to pay 38.4 million yen ($287,000) in damages to a chain of restaurants that claimed the website’s rating system purposely disfavored it, in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that involved direct input from the country’s competition regulator over whether

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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